Success Links

The following are links to websites the Student Success Programs area at Cisco College have found particularly useful.  Remember these are links to services beyond Cisco itself and content or ideas that may be presented do not represent Cisco College.  If you find any broken links, please let us know so that we may keep this area as up to date as possible.

Math assistance:
http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/index.htm
math tutoring (West Texas A & M)

http://www.calculus.net/ci2/?tag=
links to many calculus related sites with exercises and help for the subject
                                                     
http://www.math.com/index.aspx
use the guide bar at the left to find the specific math course you need help with and you'll find services and tutorials and practice

http://www.sparknotes.com
this is a good general site that is usually associated with English but has math help, too!

http://www.purplemath.com
provides a range of math links to assistance for all levels of math

http://www.algebrahelp.com
assistance and exercises for improvement in algebra

http://www.algebra.com
exercises for math and free online tutoring available

http://www.edhelper.com/algebra.htm
create your own worksheets for practice and additional resources for many levels of math including basic algebra

English assistance:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html#pwrg
tons of help with all writing issues...including writers block; INCREDIBLE site (Purdue University)

http://www.esc.edu/esconline/across_esc/writerscomplex.nsf/wholeshortlinks2/
Essay+Writing+Menu?opendocument

writing assistance (Empire State College)

http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/MasterToc.html#Sentences
broad assistance with writing and English topics such as grammar (U of Victoria)

http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/SentCommProbs.html
how to fix common grammatical problems with sentences (U of Victoria)

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/composition.htm
comprehensive assistance with writing…interactive so you can start from where you need it! (Capital Community College)

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm
quizzes to help you with grammar! (Capital Community College)

http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ewts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
resources to recognize and avoid plagiarism (U of Indiana)

http://www.sparknotes.com
provides summaries and character info for hundreds of classic works of literature

Research assistance:
http://www.britannica.com/
online Encyclopedia Britannica

http://www.dictionary.com
online dictionary

http://www.google.com
YES, google…instead of searching the 'regular' way, go to advanced options and click on Scholar link; this will allow you to research through scholarly articles

General Study assistance:
http://www.studygs.net/
broad assistance with study tools, time management, learning styles, & other success topics

http://www.howtostudy.org/
general study guide site with many, many helpful strategies

http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
helpful & has online success seminars on several topics that are practical and free (Virginia Tech University)

http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda7.html
academic success sites listed here (U of Indiana)

http://www.quintcareers.com/getting_better_grades.html
tips for better grades

http://www.back2college.com/gpa.htm
calculate your GPA here with the online calculator

Science assistance:
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/tutorials/index.shtml
quizzes and review for general chemistry courses (Frostburg State University)

Choosing a Major/Career:
http://www.quintcareers.com/choosing_major.html
choosing a major

http://www.quintcareers.com/college_education_value.html
what are the benefits of a college education?

Nontraditional student issues:
http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/articles/index/100981
nontraditional students face many challenges; this site has some helpful tips

http://www.back2college.com/informationcrunch.htm
advice on improving memory and recall of information

http://www.back2college.com/library/faq.htm
frequently asked questions of adult learners returning to school